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PostSubject: Planting under roses.   Thu May 14, 2009 8:51 am

I volunteer at the local museum which has a lot of roses in the garden. I don't know much about roses, and was talking to another volunteer yesterday about what plants to put into the beds and she mentioned that she thought she had heard that roses didn't like a lot of competition. Is that correct and if so, what can be planted under them? I have ordered some Pansies and am about to order some bulbs, will they be OK, and can I plant things like geraniums/daisy type things?
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PostSubject: Re: Planting under roses.   Thu May 14, 2009 10:15 am

They will all be fine Jenny thumb2
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PostSubject: Re: Planting under roses.   Thu May 14, 2009 10:48 am

It's true that roses don't like too much competition, but if you keep underplanting to low-growing annuals you'll be OK. Bear in mind that when you prune the roses in Winter that it's recommended that you spray them with lime sulphur to kill off any fungal spores. This may burn tender young leaves, so timing is essential, or you may choose not to spray. Hope this helps.
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PostSubject: Re: Planting under roses.   Thu May 14, 2009 10:48 am

It's true that roses don't like too much competition, but if you keep underplanting to low-growing annuals you'll be OK. Bear in mind that when you prune the roses in Winter that it's recommended that you spray them with lime sulphur to kill off any fungal spores. This may burn tender young leaves, so timing is essential, or you may choose not to spray. Hope this helps.
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PostSubject: Re: Planting under roses.   Thu May 14, 2009 11:49 am

My mother used to grow white alyssum under her roses and looked really pretty. The tiny dainty white flowers set off any colour rose flower nicely.
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PostSubject: Re: Planting under roses.   Thu May 14, 2009 12:23 pm

Jennywren I plant mini roses and herbs Rosemary and Sage in and around my rose bed, that also where I plant my Babianas, Anemones and Ranunculi in the spaces between the standards I leave enough room so I can get around to deadhead and prune.. If you want forever plants Society Garlic is great with its variegated long leaves and gorgeous little mauve flowers on 30 cms stems

Flowers of the Society Garlic.



Babianas growing at the base of the standard Just Joey



Next to Charles De Gaulle.



All over the place between the Standards







None this Spring as the huge amount of rain in April rotted the hundreds of corms I had planted
Only the Babianas and about six Ranunculi have come up this year.. Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Planting under roses.   Thu May 14, 2009 1:16 pm

Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad OH NO MA gasp stunning pics BTW thumb2
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PostSubject: Re: Planting under roses.   Thu May 14, 2009 1:59 pm

I was wondering if it it is two late to plant more I will miss them this year..
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PostSubject: Re: Planting under roses.   Thu May 14, 2009 2:05 pm

I buried Just Joey Yesterday Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
Put it in the wheelie bin and they took it away before I had my breakfast.

It was my first Standard Rose in this garden..

And have moved the Babianas to around the base of Julia's Rose..
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PostSubject: Re: Planting under roses.   Thu May 14, 2009 2:29 pm

Joey Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Planting under roses.   Thu May 14, 2009 3:09 pm

Yes its so sad he was my favourite rose in the world
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PostSubject: Re: Planting under roses.   Thu May 14, 2009 3:29 pm

thumb2 love the pics MA which reminds me to ask you if it was garlicchives you sent me or society garlic.
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PostSubject: Re: Planting under roses.   Thu May 14, 2009 3:34 pm

Garlic Chives Gwen and Thanks..
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PostSubject: Re: Planting under roses.   Thu May 14, 2009 10:40 pm

Thank you for your replies, very helpful.

Love those poppies, Mary-Anne. I may have to lok into getting some.
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PostSubject: Re: Planting under roses.   Fri May 15, 2009 5:12 am

Not Poppies Jennywren they are Ranunculus they look like poppies though.. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Planting under roses.   Fri May 15, 2009 7:53 am

Ah..thank you, Mary - Anne. We have some planted already, but perhaps I should have ordered some more.
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PostSubject: Re: Planting under roses.   Fri May 15, 2009 8:11 am

I know I will have to get some more otherwise it will be a very bare Spring around the roses.. whistle
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PostSubject: Re: Planting under roses.   Fri May 15, 2009 8:33 am

For the cost of them I think in your climate if you get a few years out of them your doing well, I say GO for it banana banana thumb2
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PostSubject: Re: Planting under roses.   Fri May 15, 2009 3:16 pm

I want to but I am stuck at home one thing I wont do is stop a Guy while he is working... whistle
I reckon all that silver Insulation under the floorboards will be finished by the weekend
Then the Insulation Installer can turn Chauffeur and drive me to the bigger shopping centre
Big W is having a sale on packets of them this week well $1 off its better than nothing..
I wonder how many are in the $5 packets Sad I will get five for the price of four banana banana

I have some in the daylily bed that have to be five years or older, whites and blues.. I love you
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PostSubject: Re: Planting under roses.   Fri May 15, 2009 3:33 pm

banana let us know what you end up getting MA scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Planting under roses.   Fri May 15, 2009 3:36 pm

Sure will, I just hope there are still some left by time we get there. banana banana banana banana
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PostSubject: Re: Planting under roses.   Fri May 15, 2009 3:43 pm

You'll be right I hope, any thing in mind MA Question
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PostSubject: Re: Planting under roses.   Fri May 15, 2009 4:14 pm

Not really just as long as they are pretty.
Oh Annemones and Runnuculus and if I can the Ixia's that rotted also.
And the Ruffled Freesia's too ..
The Chauffeur is taking me there early tomorrow banana banana
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PostSubject: Re: Planting under roses.   Fri May 15, 2009 4:21 pm

YaY banana banana banana
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PostSubject: Re: Planting under roses.   Sat May 16, 2009 8:39 pm

Apart from Peace Just Joey is one of our favourites flower
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